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Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:39 AM

With all of the purge talk, maybe we should ask: why are we Democrats?

I think a bit of soul searching is in order. By thinking about and perhaps answering this question we may be able to reclaim a common bond and decide where we go from here. I don't think the answer is or should be "because I don't want to be a Republican" or "the other side is worse."

I think we should discuss that here. I mean an overall theme, not specific issues. I am starting this to try to get to the root of the problem.

For me, it boils down to fairness. When someone gets too little pay for her daily toils, I see injustice. When the gay kid gets cornered and beaten in the locker room, I want to protect him. When I see people forced to live in hell so a tiny bunch of fat cats can lick the cream, I want Robin Hood.

Others probably have better reasons. Maybe government helping people. What is yours?

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Reply With all of the purge talk, maybe we should ask: why are we Democrats? (Original post)
Depaysement Nov 2014 OP
CurtEastPoint Nov 2014 #1
B Calm Nov 2014 #2
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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 07:50 AM

1. I am a Democrat because I think of other people besides myself and work for the common good.

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Response to Depaysement (Original post)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 08:03 AM

2. I asked the same thing on Monday.

 

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Response to B Calm (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 7, 2014, 08:21 AM

3. Sorry didn't see it

Great minds

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